Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a heating and cooling malfunction or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Climate Control Service Experts is here with a few HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not give off condensation so if your furnace does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then flowing back into the furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow out to a floor drain. If there is blockage in the piping or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your furnace. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help avoid this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This issue should be discovered with regular HVAC system tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause major damage to the internal parts so it’s best to call your furnace service technician right away if you think this might be your issue.

To make sure your heating system doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s all set to keep your family warm all winter long, call Climate Control Service Experts in Mobile today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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